A collection of coats of arms (mostly coloured), genealogical and antiquarian notes, monumental inscriptions, etc., probably made by John Lewis Gay, 65 folios. On fos 27v et seq. is a copy of the will of Mrs Elizabeth Chandler, 5 December 1843, appointing Gay as her executor, with copies of her burial certificate, bill for funeral expenses, etc., 1846. On fo. 34a is an account of the Gay family of Evington, Kent, 'faithfully extracted' by J.L. Gay. There are notes in the text by Ralph Griffin, F.S.A.
John Lewis Gay: Genealogical Memoirs
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.6595
- Dates of Creationc. 1842-1862
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description1 volume
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Lewis Gay, engraver, of Old Kent Road, London S.E.
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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Presented by Ralph Griffin, 1927.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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